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British Dictionary definitions for red packet

red packet

red envelope

noun (in China and other East Asian countries)
  1. a sum of money folded inside red paper and given at the Chinese New Year to unmarried younger relatives
  2. such a gift given at Chinese weddings by the parents to the bride and groom and by the bride and groom to unmarried younger relatives
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